So you might be wondering who Daddy & Company is right? Well remember the review of the Daddy Scrubs I did back in the beginning? Same company! They have changed their name to Daddy & Company. Since they have expanded their products to daddies-to-be, new daddies, active daddies, and experienced daddies, they feel that the change of name suit them better. They can now be found at DaddynCompany.com.
Now, we got the opportunity to choose between sleep pants and boxers and I chose to go with the sleep pants since they get worn a lot around my house, by both my husband and I.
If you have been following my blog or have read into our family, you would know that I carry a lot of things with us. Not to mention we travel at least once a month for at least six hours & with two kids you can never be too safe. We carry pretty much almost every medicine for both my kids, at least ones that we have used since they were born. With all of this plus the normal stuff you would carry with two kids you would imagine I would need a huge diaper bag, well I could never find one big enough that I liked, until now that is, but we will touch on that in a minute and get to the point. In the end I had I settled on keeping a bag in my car at all times with the medicines and other things and then two small diaper bags with a change of clothes and diapers for each one.
I got the opportunity to review for Okiedog and thought what a great idea to explore a new diaper bag. I figured what could I lose, if it didn't work out I would have another diaper bag to add to the collection in the closet that I use for small trips or night stays. I was offered to review not only a diaper bag but however a dox also, which was awesome because I have tons of schedules and plans and anything you can think of to stay organized & i'm old fashioned and have everything written down on papers, but i'm also new school and have them in my iPad. So the dox makes it easier to carry all those papers and my iPad all at once.
We will start with the diaper bag. All in all it's amazing. I can carry everything all in one place, so on that note I have eliminated my car kit. Which in the soon I will be adding back but on a smaller scale. It comes with everything you need, of course the diaper bag itself, haha, it also has an insulated bottle carrier, a changing mat, clipix stroller clips, and an accessory bag. The diaper bag has two side pockets, one that is insulated a back pocket which holds an easy access to the changing pad and a front "parents" pocket. It's a large zippered pocket with a pocket to hold a cell phone or small camera and a key fob clicker. Never lose those keys again, my problem, haha! Then the main compartment has a zipper closure and is equipped with 4 large wall pockets, two on each side and then one smaller one on the end.
So as you can see it has many pockets and fits all of our stuff very well. I am very happy with this bag and I would recommend it to all the new mommies and soon to be mommies I know. Aside from all the stuff it offers it comes at a great price and in many different styles/colors. The prices of Okiedog diaper dogs range from $19.00 & $70.00. Please remember that all styles will vary from design to design and might not match all the pockets and etc of others. The style I have reviewed is the Celeb. So all in all I have finally found a diaper bag that will hold everything I need and I give this bag a 5 stars.
Now for the Dox. Dox is a document and iPad holder. Dox is designed to keep all the documents for the visit to the pediatrician organized and can also hold an iPad. Of course Dox included the sleep / wake function for the iPad. The left inside side of this notebook style dox has two pockets with one of them being clear so you can clearly see what is in it. The middle has a small loop to carry you pen or pencil and then the left side holds your iPad and has a "hidden" pocket, so to say. Its behind the iPad so my husband calls it the hidden / secret pocket. This works for me because with the blog and Southern Mama Creations and all the schedules and planning I have, when we travel I always have tons of papers scattered across my lap. The dox now makes it so much easier to hold all the paperwork, so to say, that I take with me on my trips and my iPad is right there next to it all. I can now function like a normal person, haha. Like I mentioned before I'm old and new school, while I keep everything written in my iPad I as well keep everything written/printed on paper, this makes me feel at ease to make sure I know everything! So I can say, that this was a great offer that I couldn't pass up as well.
The dox retail for $16.99 and come in 6 different color styles, with most of them matching a diaper bag style. So you definitely won't clash at the doctors office or wherever you decide to take it.
If either one of these products are something that is useful to you or someone you may know you can purchase the diaper bag, the dox, or one of their many other products at their website, Okiedog.com. Use can use coupon code 4308 and take 10% off your purchase and if you are an amazon prime member look forward to being able to receive free shipping from the okiedog site on all products soon. To take a look at the products I reviewed in this post you can visit the page to the diaper bag, here & the dox, here.
*I will update this weekend with pictures, as of now my camera battery is charging and this momma is staying up all night to get my house in shape for our company coming in this weekend, yay me!
If you're a parent then you have made contact with a sleeper from time to time. Most of us nightly, but I know there are a few parents who skip sleepers and use sleep sacks, or a combination of both. But, for me, I was a sleeper mother! As much as I loved the openness of the sleep sacks, neither one of my kids would stay fully covered throughout the night & in our house, we keep it cold at night, so them staying warm was always a major issue. Now, if you're anything like me and put your kid(s) to bed in a sleeper, than you know that diaper changes can be a pain in the butt! You never want to wake that precious sleeping baby, but you also know it needs to be done.. Well, after going through our first kid and then a year into our second, we have finally found a great solution to those diaper changes at night. It's called ZIPaboo!
Pampers Kandoo line is a kid friendly line of various hygiene cleaning products. Not only are they safe by being made with natural ingredients using a mild formula without sulfates, no parabens or phthalates, but they are also in kid friendly containers and pumps. There are easy to use and some even fit in the car for on the go cleaning.
The Brandt household is still getting over small colds. With that being said, we still have some runny noses in the house. So what a great time to do a Boogie Wipes review. "Boogie Wipes are made with natural saline to dissolve boogies caused by the common cold, allergies, or otherwise booger-filled kid moments. Extra soft, alcohol, phthalate and paraben free, Boogie Wipes are available in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol and Simply Unscented. Recommended by pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue."
Hello Sunshine is a fun hide and seek game for kids aged 18 months and up, put out by ThinkFun. Hello Sunshine is a charmingly simple game that will have you and your kids laughing and playing together and having a great time, all while your child learns positional words, such as: In, On, Top, Below, Next to, and many others.
Hello Sunshine retails for $19.99 on amazon and includes Hello Sunshine Plush toy, 18 double sided game cards, and a parents guide.
For me I ask my self all the time, why do I have so many lunch boxes in my home? My kids aren't in school and while my husband is suppose to take his lunch to help save us money, he only takes it about 50% of the time. However, a Bento Lunch Box isn't your ordinary everyday lunch box that you can buy at your local walmart. A bento lunch box is a well organized, reusable, cost effective, recycled lunch box that contain no lead, BPA, PVC, or phthalates.